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August Update: DNS Errors and High Humidity

Just four days in and already I'm fed up with August.

Pain is at an all time high and being made worse by the intense humidity. It wouldn't be so bad if I could get a tan to absorb some vitamin D but two things stop me, 1. I am unable to sit in the sun for any longer than five minutes (I am unable to sit ANYWHERE for more than five minutes) because of the intense lower back pain, and 2. We haven't seen the sun for longer than five minutes for the thick cloud cover! (I'm aware that we still absorb UV rays and therefore vitamin D through the cloud cover, but if the sun isn't shining, it's not sunbathing is it??)

Apart from pain and heat and humidity my fibro-fog is making me forget important things. My dog (Moley) was due at the vets today for his second booster vaccine against parvovirus. I forgot. I now have to make up an excuse to be late for work on Monday so that I can take him then (Dog vaccinations do not cut it with my employer!) and if he misses this secon…

Eye Pain and Deteriorating Vision

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This is my reason for not posting recently:

I had my eyes tested in 2009 aged 43. I'd been experiencing headaches so thought it might have something to do with eye strain - at the time I did  A LOT of computer work. The optician did all of the necessary tests and gave me an 'almost 20/20 vision' score. I did not need glasses.

By 2011 - just eighteen months after the first test where I got a near perfect result for vision, I needed spectacles for both distance and reading.

In 2014 my prescription was increased yet again.

And last September I was prescribed bi-focals with another increased prescription.

For the past two months I've begun to notice that my sight is getting progressively worse at a much faster rate. Less than a year since my last prescription was issued I now see much further through the reading section of my bi-focals than I do through the distance section. In fact, if I want to look at anything closer than four feet from me, I now have to use the reading lens…